Ways To Give

Your Donation to FDRD WILL make a difference!

As an Individual, There are Many Ways to Support FDRD

Individuals, couples, families and groups of friends support their love of the forest by becoming a FDRD member and donating throughout the year and over a lifetime. Whether it be a simple act of shopping through links providing a portion of their proceeds to the organization, donating stock, or making a memorial donation, we deeply appreciate your generosity and commitment to the sustainability of our local natural assets.

Donate Online

Make a tax-deductible donation via our secure donation page

Mail in Your Donation

You can mail a tax-deductible donation to Friends of the Dillon Ranger District:

PO Box 1648, Silverthorne, CO 80498. Questions? Call us at 970-262-3449.

Donate Part of your Colorado State Income Tax Refund

You can now anonymously donate all or part of your income tax refund to Friends of the Dillon Ranger District! Just look for the “Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit” line on your tax return and include Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, our state registration number, 20113007405, and the amount of your donation.

Make a Gift of Stock

Individuals may donate stock or mutual funds to FDRD. This type of donation can have significant tax advantages over cash. The process is simple and easy. Follow the steps on stockdonator.com.

Currently, Stock Donator supports the following brokerage firms:

  • 1. Scottrade
  • 2. Wells Fargo Advisors (Wells Trade)
  • 3. Etrade
  • 4. TD Ameritrade
  • 5. Fidelity
  • 6. T. Rowe Price
  • 7. Schwab
  • 8. Vanguard
  • 9. Merrill Edge
  • 10. USAA

If your brokerage firm is not listed above, you may still make a donation to a supported organization by selecting “*Other Brokerage” during the donation process. You may need to follow the instructions required by your own brokerage firm as well if “*Other Brokerage” is selected.

Email communications@stockdonator.com if you need help with the process.

Make a Memorial Donation

Remember someone who loved the outdoors with a gift in their name that supports the care of our outdoor spaces and honors them. Choose to fund a specific project or support general trail maintenace.

Donate in Honor of a Loved One

Honor someone with a donation in his or her name that will support volunteers as they restore trails, plant trees, and preserve our natural resources for future generations to enjoy.

Leave a Legacy Gift

Consider Friends of the Dillon Ranger District when making your estate plans. In 2019 FDRD established an Endowment Fund with initial capital provided by the estate of Harriett Bobo, one of our most cherished supporters. The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to help with future capital improvement needs of the organization and to maintain the financial stability of FDRD for many years to come. Planned Giving provides both you and FDRD a unique connection that can honor your wishes and also provide vital sustenance to FDRD.

There are any number of ways to make a planned gift, the simplest being bequests and beneficiary designations such as IRAs, life insurance, and annuities. The vehicle of your Planned Gift in some ways is secondary because you will need to figure out what’s best in your situation with your financial or legal adviser. We are happy to work with you and your advisor as you make plans.

Leverage Giving with Employer Matching Gifts

Does your employer offer matching gifts or a volunteer grants program? Are you a current FDRD donor? Did you volunteer with us? Many companies support their employees through matching gifts for your contributions of time and/or money and some have employee managed grant programs.

Check with your employer, or former employer if you are retired, and find out what options are in your workplace – it only takes a few minutes of your time but you could double or even triple your impact for FDRD.

Talk to your employers' Human Resources Department to get the paperwork for matching gifts or volunteer grants.

Become a Member

Join our Membership program and enjoy members' events and benefits while giving back.

Join the City Market Community Rewards Program!
Do you get your groceries from City Market?
Join the City Market Rewards Program! This program makes fundraising for FDRD easy by donating based on the shopping you do every day! Sign up today!

Business and Corporate Support for FDRD

FDRD is proud to have strong backing from many outstanding businesses that share our outdoor stewardship values. Dedicating a portion of your company’s charitable giving to FDRD means an investment in our beloved forest and natural resources! Your support can have an impact and highlight your leadership in environmental education and stewardship.

Become a Season-Long, Financial or In-Kind Program or Event Sponsor

Supporting FDRD’s programs and events is a terrific way to get your brand in front of outdoor enthusiasts in Summit County. We’re always looking for new partners to make environmental stewardship possible. We can customize a sponsorship for your company based on your giving strategy and goals. Visit the Casino Night page to learn about sponsoring our signature fundraising event.

You will be in great company with our other Partners and Sponsors!

Please email us at info@fdrd.org.

Service Projects

You and your colleagues will be able to have a direct impact on restoration efforts when you work on a service project with FDRD. Businesses are welcome to volunteer alongside others at a public project, or have your own exclusive trail project, great for team bonding and staking claim to one of the amazing trails or recreation areas that Summit County has to offer.

Offer matching gifts or a volunteer grants program

Leverage your employees’ donations or reward their time through programs to encourage their participation in the community. Does your company offer workplace giving? Matching employee giving is a great way to show your commitment to the community and your people.

Please email us at info@fdrd.org.

Benefit Days

Are you a local retail company that donates a percentage of sales on certain days? Consider FDRD for your next benefit day! With more than 3,000 people on our email list and over 2,200 followers on Facebook, we can mobilize a number of people to visit your location.

Please email us at info@fdrd.org.

1% For the Planet

Donate 1% of your businesses' proceeds to FDRD through the 1% For The Planet initiative! We are a certified 1% For The Planet nonprofit partner, making it easier for your business to give back and receive income tax deductions.

Please email us at info@fdrd.org or find more information on becoming a 1% For The Planet member